What Physical Therapist Do
PTs or Physical therapists are health care specialists who diagnose and heal people of all ages, from baby to the very oldest person who has medical difficulties or other health-related conditions that restrict their abilities to move and do functional activities in their everyday lives.
PTs examine each person and develop a plan using treatment methods to improve the ability to move, reduce the pain, restore normal function, and prevent disability. Also, Physical Therapist works with people to avoid the loss of movement before it happens by promoting wellness and fitness orientated programs for healthier and more productive lifestyles.
Physical Therapists Implement Care for People in a Different Variety of Settings
Physical therapists implement care for people in a different variety of settings, including private practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, schools, home health agencies, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. A state licensure is required in each state in which the physical therapist will help people.